Play Spaces & Natural Areas


Zucker Natural Exploration Area and Forest Park Playscape encourage children to engage with nature, as a stepson to larger natural areas like Tear Drop Island and Music Island in Prospect Park.

Forest Park - Playscape

Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Vanderbilt Playground

Tear Drop Island

Music Island

Parks & Plazas


Parks and Plazas can be large or small, from Prospect Park's $72 million LeFrak Center at Lakeside to a small splash pad in Queens, each attracts the public to enjoy the outdoors.

Sunnyside Gardens Park - Splash Pad

Samuel J and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Shelby White and Leon Levy Esplanade

Ornamental Rail

Long Meadow





Bringing birds, bees, butterflies and beautiful plants into our everyday life is part of how gardens improve our quality of life.  Here are a few examples of NYC Gardens designed with water in mind.

Gardens Rising East Village NY

Clinton Ave Brooklyn NY

Warren Street

Gates Ave Brooklyn NY

St. Marks Ave Brooklyn NY



** Projects located in Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza were designed and constructed while Crystal Gaudio was the Senior Landscape Architect for the Prospect Park Alliance